With 1 in 3 young Americans either overweight or obese, we need to marshal every resource we have to take on this epidemic. Schools are on the front lines of this struggle. They are the places where our kids spend most of their days and in many cases, eat half of their calories.
Don't bother reaching for that shaker of salt next time you eat out. The chain restaurant industry has already decided for you how salty you like your food, and they think you like it plenty salty!
Ahh, summertime. Just hearing the word "summer" makes you relax a bit, especially for those who endured this harsh winter. As June turns to July, it...
As we celebrate these twin five-year milestones -- Sternberg's turnaround and the FDA Tobacco Control Act -- let's appreciate the simple pleasure of putting one foot in front of the other, headed in the right direction. And let's keep our eye on the ultimate finish line of a tobacco-free nation.
All the research done so far to understand spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) has turned up only a single confirmed risk factor. Having a heart. That's it. No one can explain why SCAD strikes certain hearts.
In parts 1 and 2, I discussed the original diagnosis of my aortic valve regurgitation (heart murmur); later referral from my internist to a cardiologi...
Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.
As I listen to the songs, I'm pushing my hands together to the tempo up and down at 100 beats per minute. Here's what I know from the ICU: practice, practice and practice. That way, if you ever have to use these skills, they'll be more automatic.
They tell us we need high-fiber whole grains to prevent cancer and heart disease with in-your-face marketing, quoting research from experiments they've funded.
A caregiver's life is packed with grooming, doctor or therapy appointments, exercises and food preparation -- often all before noon. Here are seven practical ways to find some time during your day to look after yourself, as well as your loved one.
Back then, heart disease was a death sentence. About the only treatment a doctor could offer was bed rest. The medical field couldn't stop, or even slow, the suffering, much less prevent it
As the train left 125th St., I had collapsed on the floor, started foaming at the mouth and turned blue. A few seats away, Dr. Sonia Tolani, a cardiology fellow, quickly realized I had gone into sudden cardiac arrest.
"Will it help me live longer?" When patients ponder the lifetime commitment to a statin drug, this is the question they ask. But a very public controversy in the scientific community has recently diverted attention from this central question -- and that just might be on purpose.
Women often wait longer than men to go the emergency department, which is a mistake. It is important to pay attention to symptoms. A woman who thinks she is having a heart attack should chew a full-strength aspirin and go to an emergency department immediately.
Our Hands-Only CPR campaign is increasing the survival of victims by making people aware of Hands-Only CPR as an effective choice, training them in the skill, and giving them the confidence to take action.
James Gandolfini's tragic death as one of our entertainment stars is a wake up call to all of us. James Gandolfini died of heart disease at the premat...